The event took place in a quaint oasis at Hidden Garden, tucked away in the mid-city neighborhood of Los Angeles last Friday evening. Attendees walked up a hill to the event and were greeted by pleasant hosts to a backyard that lit up in the night sky. There were several photo moments to enjoy and share on social media. Before Otis Kane’s live performance took place, attendees enjoyed specially crafted cocktails named after his sultry debut album Purple BLUE and single “Sweet Sensation.”
First on Soundcloud was created by the online distribution platform as a one-of-a-kind accelerator program, which focuses on investing in co-creating each artist’s career milestones to help drive their long-term success. It works closely with artists to produce memorable, authentic, career-making moments.
The program first launched with stars Trippie Redd and Rico Nasty who took to Instagram live to connect, introduce, and cosign “First on SoundCloud” artists SoFaygo and Charmaine.
The special event with Otis Kane and his talented band was an evening to remember. He performed his smooth R&B sound live for the first time since the release of Purple BLUE. There were even special guest features like artists LA singer-songwriter India Shawn and Nashville- based producer and artist Krysten Simone who are featured on the project. The night ended with a bang as Otis closed out his set with his powerful track “Run” inspired by the wave of youth uniting against social injustice. Otis was joined by a commanding performance by poet Tyris Winter and the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
Take a look at a few photos from the event below. All images provided by photographer, Cheyenne Lever of CLEVER Photography.